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"Houston Five" Pastor Calls for Investigation of Mayor Parker's Actions

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 22
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Steve Riggle, senior pastor of Grace Community Church and one of the pastors whose sermons were formerly subpoenaed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, is now calling for the mayor’s actions to be investigated.


Last week, five Houston pastors received subpoenas for their sermons that addressed homosexuality, gender identity or openly gay mayor Annise Parker. The subpoenas for the sermons were later repealed. 

The pastors are now nationally known as the “Houston Five.”


Riggle says that Parker’s actions were an “outrage.” 


"If her actions are allowed to continue without being investigated for violations of our voting rights, we will have failed ourselves, each other, our children, and devalued the price many have paid for our 'process' of freedom,” Riggle said. “As one of the 'Houston Five' whose sermons and any comment ever made about Mayor Parker have been subpoenaed, I call for her actions and those of the city attorney to be thoroughly investigated."



Publication date: October 22, 2014